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|06-22-2017, 11:23 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Wilmington, DelaWhere?
The bullet traveled 3,450 meters–over two miles–and took less than 10 seconds to reach its target: a fighter for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq.
Those are the details of the world record-breaking shot fired by a Canadian sniper, who has eclipsed the previous longest-confirmed kill by almost 1,000 meters.
|06-22-2017, 12:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Greater Waxhaw Metropolitan Area
Even more impressive when you realize the bullet had to drop in from above, almost like a mortar round.
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|06-22-2017, 02:21 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2005
I don't recall what program it was on, but there was a segment showing an attempt to do a 1 mile shot. Despite having a skilled sniper behind the gun and another spotting, in several attempts, they got real close once and had no clue where the other rounds went. Now, atmospheric conditions (mirage, wind etc.) had a major effect. You could see the mirage on the TV. Would be a big help if clear, limited mirage etc.
No idea what rounds were in use on the attempt above, just don't remember.
In all honesty, skill heck! That was Allah showing his displeasure with ISIS/ISIL/Daesh.
Last edited by William R. Moore; 06-22-2017 at 02:24 PM.
|06-22-2017, 02:25 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Northern NV
My son asked how much lead you would need. I told him you'd have to book an appointment with your victim a week in advance.
|06-22-2017, 04:38 PM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Luck playing a large part, it still seems Western snipers seem to be awfully lucky, fairly often.
I'm wondering how many are using the new still largely secret laser-computer shooting technology that greatly increases the probability of a hit.
|06-23-2017, 03:42 AM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: St. Augustine, FL
I wonder if the shot was taken on a small group of people. Like a squad briefing before executing a Frag order. That would up the hit probability.
Who would like to see the sniper teams range card...